Friday, October 2, 2020

Bickerton Records News: Manual Scan

Bickerton Records has released records by all three of Bart Mendoza's bands - both The Shambles and the True Stories vinyl editions are out of print from the label, but you can order the new Manual Scan 10" Underground Files! This is the latest ad as seen in Shindig! Magazine. Bart Mendoza also wrote the liner notes in The Event album pictured.


New from Blindspot Records: Pony Death Ride / Jim Ryan / Audrey Fair

 New for fall from Blindspot Records:

The debut single from Audrey Fair, "Make Your Dreams Come True" backed by powerpop favorites The Eddies and produced by Earle Mankey!

The Jim Ryan Project - Sampler: A collection of rarities and new tracks from The Cardiac Kidz frontman

Pony Death Ride! The latest album from the husband and wife comedy team, "Unthemed" is out now! Perfect for a holiday gift! 

New FYI column with Anthony Meynell, Laurie Beebe Lewis and more!

The latest edition of the San Diego Troubadour includes Bart Mendoza's FYI column, this month featuring Five Questions for Anthony Meynell of Squire, a conversation with Laurie Beebe Lewis of The Original Starfires about thier upcoming release show and new album, plus Strange Stage Stories from Jonny Tarr, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra / Michael Buchmiller and Nathan Hubbard. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Music Scene SD September Edition Out Now!

Bart Mendoza's Music Scene SD's September Edition is out now! Featuring an interview with Mark Langford, founder of Rock 'n' Roll San Diego (pictured with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley), a talk with up and coming singer Kate Delos Santos and a look in at Robot / Human duo, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. Plus news bits from Tim Norton, Queen / Adam Lambert, John Lennon / Rosie & The Originals, The Dillards / Bernie Leadon, Falling Doves, Riston Diggs, Skyler Lutes, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Ugly Things / Mike Stax, The Monroes, Ken Dow, Cathryn Beeks, Joey Molland, Jason Scheff, The Original Starfires, Schizophonics and more!


Friday, August 14, 2020

New! Music Scene SD August 2020 Edition

The latest edition of Music Scene SD is out, with features on Steph Johnson and the Voices of Our City Choir on America's Got Talent, Colin Clyne, Jack Tempchin and Van Bates (Black Hesher) upcoming new television program, This Is A Show! Plus news from Army of Love, Blaise Guld, Charles McPherson, Ken Dow w/ Jonny Tarr and Icehouse, Cambrian Shores with Brian Witkin, The Spice Pistols w/ Sppike Mike Muellenberg & Michael Fairchild, Trouble In The Wind, The Blacks Beach Boys, Gary Puckett, Queen Divas of the Universe w/ Roni Lee & Laurie Lewis, This Debacle, Louis XIV, Piatt Pund and more

Sunday, August 2, 2020

New! FYI August 2020

The latest for the San Diego Troubadour includes info on the upcoming album from Charles McPherson, Five Questions for Karla Kane of The Corner Laughers, Strange Stage Stories from Ronnie Barnett of The Muffs and a Conversation with Whitney Shay

Thursday, July 16, 2020

New! Music Scene SD out now

Here's  the latest edition of Music Scene SD - with a round up of this year's San Diego Music Awards - with Artist of the Year Rebecca Jade and Album of the Year winners Switchfoot pictured - An interview with Whitney Shay, an interview with Pacific Records CEO Brian Witkin, news from Thunderlux and updates on Astra Kelly, Dane Conover / Trees, Pony Death Ride, Black Market III,  The Rogue Pilots with producer Alan Sanderson, Death Dealer, Jocko Marcellino of Sha-Na-Na, Marie Haddad and more

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

True Stories with legendary soul singer Jesse Davis

Here are three photos featuring True Stories backing legendary soul singer Jesse Davis in 2017 at the Museum of Making Music, courtesy of Traci Smith

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Bart Mendoza to Present SDMA Lifetime Achievement Award

Bart Mendoza will present the 2020 SDMA Lifetime Achievement Award to Richard Livoni on 
Monday July 6 
- you can watch the awards live online at 7 p.m. and again in edited form on -
Saturday July 11 on Fox-5 TV at 8 p.m. 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World #451

Edition #453 of modcast, Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World is out and includes music from Manual Scan, Georgie Fame, The Doors, The Untouchables, The Temptations, Salvation Army, Pretty Things, Modest Proposal, Swing Out Sister, The Four Tops and more. The photo is misnumbered.

Mister Suave "Better Things" Modcast

Friday, July 3, 2020

Palapalooza - 2020 San Diego Music Awards

The Palapalooza Podcast, hosted by Troy Cook, features interviews with
 Kevin Hellman and Bart Mendoza of the San Diego Music Awards

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Paff Booms Quote!

The Paff Booms new promo for thier latest album includes a quote from Bart Mendoza's review in the June issue of the San Diego Troubadour

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New! FYI July is out now via the San Diego Troubadour

Here's what's in this month's FYI column from Bart Mendoza: 

"This time out we take a look at the 2020 San Diego Music Awards, ask five questions of guitarist and producer Christopher Hoffee, talk to Jim Ryan of punk legends The Cardiac Kidz, review albums from Enter the Blue Sky and Big Stir Records latest compilation, plus! New Strange Stage Stories from Ronnie Barnett (The Muffs) and Lannie Flowers.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

SNAP! Records Celebrates 29 Years!

Spain's Ruta 66 magazine has a new article this month on SNAP! Records Anniversary, 
with name checks for Manual Scan, The Shambles, True Stories and more

The Latest Edition of Music Scene SD is Here!

The latest edition of Bart Mendoza's Music Scene SD column can be found in all Local Umbrella Newspapers out now! This month includes info on the 2020 Virtual San Diego Music Awards, Richard Livoni and Switchfoot, as well as music news from Gilbert Castellanos, Howard Blank's The Outsiders with Eli Holland, Laurie Beebe Lewis and Lori Aguilar Wilson, pictured with Pacific Records CEO Brian Witkin, Black Hesher, Gregory Page, Electric Mud, Jason Mraz and more! Plus name checks for Dionysus, RATT, Gayle Skidmore, Jeffrey Alan Berkley, Ben Moore, Brian Cantrell of The English Beat, Blink 182, Evening's Empire, Atom Orr, Bloodstone The Rapper, Mike Stax on The Yardbirds, Michael Inzunza, Bob Davis Monroe, The Tourmaliners, Tori Roze and more!